Dr. Sara Gardhouse


Assistant Professor
Exotic Pet, Wildlife and Zoological Medicine

DVM, DABVP (Exotic Companion Mannal), DACZM
Phone: 785-532-4202
E-mail: sgardhous@vet.k-state.edu

Education and Professional Training:

  • Bachelor of Science: University of Guelph, ON Canada
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine: Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph, ON Canada
  • Internship: Exotics, Wildlife and Zoological Medicine, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Saskatoon, SK Canada
  • Internship: Small Animal Rotating Internship, Kansas State University, KS, USA
  • Residency: Zoological Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery, University of California Davis, CA, USA
  • Specialty Certifications: Diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine and Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Exotic Companion Mammals)


  • Exotic Animal, Wildlife and Zoo Animal Medicine (Clinical Rotation - 4th year)
  • Exotic Animal Medicine (3rd year)
  • Zoological Medicine (3rd year)
  • Advanced Exotic Animal Medicine (3rd year)
  • Topics in Global Veterinary Medicine (2nd year)


  • Pharmacology of chemotherapeutics in non-domestic species
  • Exotic animal pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics


Dr. Gardhouse's clinical interests revolve around the teaching and training of veterinary students, interns, and residents with respect to companion exotic animals, wildlife, and zoological medicine and surgery.